Brian Hamilton, Hoefer Welker Architecture’s Director of Urban Design & Planning, along with Mike Lanning and Brian Ward of Cassidy Turley, have been recruited by the City of Olathe to help find future tenants for the Kansas Bioscience Park. Forty-two acres of city-owned land are being offered to qualifying companies or developers for free within the campus. “We want to cultivate an environment with that entrepreneurship – that business acumen – and really work with individual entrepreneurs and investors in there in creating a world class state of the art environment,” Brian said. “In the end we think ultimately if this builds out this will be a dynamic piece for meaningful community building for not only the campus itself, but the community of Olathe in terms of spinoff development, hoteling, retailing, mixed-use and residential.”
The city has set up incentives such as a 55 percent ten-year tax abatement. The Kansas Bioscience Authority is committed to boosting Olathe’s bioscience sector in the name of making Kansas a global destination for the industry.
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